Railroad work at North Shields and US 287 will cause delays next week

Union Pacific Railroad will be completing work on its track at the intersection of US 287 and North Shields Aug. 9-10 which will cause major delays in the area.

The intersection will be mostly blocked beginning at 5 a.m. Aug. 9 until 8 p.m. on Aug. 10. North Shields may continue to be blocked for part of the day on Aug. 11.

Westbound traffic on US 287 will detour right onto North Shields Street, which turns into County Road 56 as it heads west. Traffic will loop around to connect back up with US 287 at Overland Trail.

Eastbound traffic on US 287 will detour left onto Overland Trail and continue east on County Road 56. Traffic will continue south on North Shields until it connects up to US 287.

For northbound traffic on North Shields, the detour will go right on Willox Lane. Southbound traffic on North Shields will detour to US287 to Willox.

Schedules are approximate and are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen conditions.

Questions about this work can be directed via email to 287laporteinfo@gmail.com or to the project information line at 970-532-3139. Information is also available on the CDOT website at www.codot.gov/projects/us287laporte. To sign up for email alerts on the project, click on the envelope in a dialogue box in the bottom right of the page and then sign up for US287LaPorte in the projects section.

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